Board of directors
Tim Denny FCPA, BBus (Acc/Fin) – Chair
Tim Denny has worked in the field of copyright for more than 20 years, specialising in the intellectual property held in musical works. Tim is currently the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of APRA AMCOS and in addition, manages the accounting function of the Australian Music Centre.
Marcus Clark is a commercial solicitor and a partner of Allens, an international law firm. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland, he has gained admission to practise law in Queensland, New York, and New South Wales where he is also a notary public. Marcus represented Viscopy in the negotiation of its service agreement with Copyright Agency. Now based in Sydney, Marcus has lived and practised law in Bangkok, Hong Kong, New York and Singapore.
Kath Fries is a Sydney based artist, working primarily in temporal site-sensitive installations, which she exhibits in national sculpture festivals and Artist-Run-Initiatives. Kath graduated with a BFA Honours from UNSW College of Fine Arts and was recently awarded a post-graduate MVA from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Alongside her active art practice Kath has also been employed in Sydney and London by a range of visual art organisations and galleries, currently she is working in visual arts education. Kath is a member of Viscopy and has been active in the establishment of the John Fries Memorial Prize for Emerging Artists.
Cass Matthews is a lawyer specialising in arts and media. She has represented leading Australian and international media, arts and technology organisations for over ten years. Cass runs the media law subject at the University of Melbourne. Since completing a Masters of Arts Administration at UNSW College of Fine Arts she has been involved with various contemporary art projects in Australia, Japan and the US. She is also a director of dlux Media Arts.
Matthew Sleeth is an Australian artist who lives and works between Melbourne and New York. His multidisciplinary practice is conceptually driven across a range of media including sculpture, photography, video and public installation. Recent exhibitions include his sculptural installation The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization at the Claire Oliver Gallery and Negotiating This World at the National Gallery of Victoria. In 2008 his Pattern Recognition project was installed across billboards, screens, public spaces and galleries as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Matthew’s work is held in galleries both nationally and internationally as well as various private collections.
Chris Westworth is a former partner of Ernst & Young, having worked with the firm in the UK and Denmark before moving to Australia in 1985. He is currently Chairman for the Kolling Foundation and a board member for the Australian Institute of Management (NSW and ACT) and Viscopy. He was also a Former director of Pacific Opera. Chris holds a Bachelor of Law with honours from University of Bristol and both an FCA and MAICD.
Leesa Watego is the Director of Iscariot Media, a Brisbane-based creative studio specialising in Indigenous, creative and online projects. She has worked as an academic at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Indigenous Art and Protocols with a particular focus on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property. She continues to teach in the areas of Creative Industries and Education. Since 2009 Leesa has worked in the digital space creating Deadly Bloggers, the first directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bloggers. Leesa has an Associate Diploma of Arts (Theatre Administration) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Public Policy) from Griffith University. She is a Director of the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce.
Anne Zahalka is one of Australia’s most recognised artists working in photo-media, producing some iconic images of Australia. She works with familiar images of our nation and subverts them in a humorous and critical voice. Her work has been collected by all major museums in Australia, including the National Gallery of Australia. She has held numerous solo shows in Australia and her work has been exhibited overseas, including in Madrid, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and throughout Asia. Anne was the recipient of the prestigious Australia Council Fellowship, and recently featured in the ABC’s Art of Australia presented by Edmond Capon.